FIRST Scholarship

Michigan Technological University pleased to recognize exceptional students who have actively competed on a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team during their high school career. Students involved in VEX Robotics are also eligible to apply.

Michigan Resident Value: Eight Michigan resident students will be awarded scholarships valued at $5,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for three years (eight semesters total) of full-time undergraduate study based upon meeting renewal criteria.

Non-Resident and International Student Value: Ten non-resident students will be awarded scholarships valued at $14,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for three years (eight semesters total) of full-time undergraduate study based upon meeting renewal criteria.

Students who were previously awarded the Presidential Scholars Award, National Scholars Award, or International Ambassadors Scholarship are selected for a FIRST Scholarship will receive the award with the highest value--students can not receive both awards.

Non-resident Alumni Legacy and Military Family Education awardees who receive a FIRST Scholarship will receive the resident value of $5,000 per year. 

Renewal Criteria: Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of each spring semester.  Continuous, regular full-time undergraduate enrollment (12 credits or more) and acceptable social behavior must also be maintained.  Recipients are required to live in University housing for the first two academic years--four academic semesters (not including summers), to maintain this scholarship.  Students graduating from high schools within Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga counties (and have commuter status) are exempt from the on-campus living requirement.